Queen Anne's Lace

{Cottage Flowers} Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace is a wildflower which grows along the country roads where we live in the Pacific Northwest.  It’s a versatile flower which some consider to be an invasive and noxious weed.  It’s amazing that something so delicate, romantic and beautiful can be considered so evil.  Of course, there are benefits too – it all depends on who you are talking too!

During summer, the plant produces beautiful flowers that form a carpet of hundreds of tiny white florets.  Although the first flush of Queen Anne’s Lace are gone, I recently found a few blooming along a local roadside where I captured this photograph.  It had a little bumble bee visiting when I snapped the shot.



I wish that I had some scissors or shears with me so that I could of brought some home to use in my vases.  Lara of Air Kiss had my idea too and she captured some beautiful photographs of these lacy flowers.  We literally swooned when we saw her Queen Anne’s Lace  displayed in Aqua Blue Jars



When Queen Anne’s Lace is combined with white linens and dishes they create a perfectly romantic table setting for a wedding.



You really can’t deny the romance which these

native European wildflowers display…can you?


Sharing today with Tracie at Fishtail Cottage’s Cottage Flora Thursday


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11 thoughts on “{Cottage Flowers} Queen Anne’s Lace

  1. Larry

    Queen Anne’s Lace is so photogenic and I absolutely love your work with it as well as Lara’s… truly beautiful! Larry

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  3. Carol@Beautiful Details

    I LOVE Queen Anne’s lace! I love seeing it growing along the highways! So pretty. And I remember when I was a little girl my mother used to place it in water with food coloring and they would absorb the food coloring and turn beautiful shades of pastel, depending on what color she used. So fun to do! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Catherine

    Beautiful pictures! I used Queen Anne’s lace in my wedding bouquet (and table centerpieces) with blue hydrangeas and champagne roses. It was a wonderful complement to the other flowers. It was also very inexpensive – I sent my son and his girlfriend out into the fields around our house to collect what I needed.

  5. Michelle

    These are one of my favorites and bring back so many wonderful childhood memories. Your photos is gorgeous as are Lara’s.
    Enjoy your day!

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  7. Elizabeth Young

    I’m not sure if you know you can make a delicious jelly with Queen Anne’s Lace. You just need the heads. It makes the most delicious slightly perfumed jelly, perfect on one’s English muffins or toast! It is one of the ‘country jellies.’

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